Exemplification Pattern

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Exemplification Pattern

  1. 1. Exemplification Pattern<br />p. 208-240<br />
  2. 2. Why Exemplification is Important<br />Most essays rely on examples to properly support the thesis, or point.<br />Exemplification gives clarity.<br />Exemplification creates interest.<br />
  3. 3. Combining With Other Patterns<br />The exemplification pattern can be combined with other patterns.<br />Examples can always be used in writing, no matter the primary method of development.<br />
  4. 4. Examples<br />Use description & narration as examples. <br />Description may include varied details, and specific descriptions to create vivid images.<br />Narration may include illustrative stories or anecdotes to thoroughly support points.<br />
  5. 5. Hypothetical Examples<br />Hypothetical examples are not actual instances. <br />These examples represent a common experience- so much so that their actual occurrence is plausible.<br />
  6. 6. Right Amount of Examples<br />Too few examples will fail to clarify generalizations, & fail to support points.<br />Too many examples will cloud the main point & confuse readers.<br />Aim to incorporate just the right amount to explain & support accurately!<br />
  7. 7. Consider Audience<br />Consider the audience when writing.<br />Will they understand examples?<br />Will examples be appropriate?<br />
  8. 8. Responsibility<br />When writing examples, ask yourself…<br />Are my actual & hypothetical examples sufficiently representative of reality?<br />Are examples from outside sources properly acknowledged?<br />
  9. 9. Organization<br />The thesis can express your generalization, & the body paragraphs can present and develop the examples of that generalization.<br />Typically, progressive order helps organize examples in the way that will have the biggest impact.<br />

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